Many of us now operate in a VUCA world – one that is characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Change is relentless, the pressure to be agile extreme. Combine this with the pressure to stay up to date and continuously develop change leadership capability in time-poor business environments.
This environment, with new ways of working, means we need to lead differently and find clever ways to stay ahead of the curve.
Our clients are telling us that they want learn more about relevant and contemporary leadership practices, building their change leadership capability without attending lengthy face-to-face offsite leadership programs or certification that’s aimed at the practitioner level.
So…we had two common ‘challenges’ to address:
- People are time poor – how can we learn, test what we learn without lengthy training programs?
- Content needs to hit the mark – what is of most relevance and value to leaders?
And so the Certificate of Agile Change Leadership was born!
Here’s how we addressed the two challenges we were hearing:
I’m time poor
It became clear that new ways of working also mean new ways of learning. The mantra we hear constantly is ‘we are busy’. It seems fewer people want to attend one day programs, let alone two or three days away from the office.
Our response is ‘let us offer you a different approach’ based on the principles of micro-learning.
It’s no surprise that micro-learning – learning in shorter, sharper events – is more aligned to the way we receive and send information in our hyper-connected world.
Because most micro-learning is available via multiple digital channels, we can learn anytime, anywhere. Our brains like choices and options. Offering this level of autonomy to learners activates a reward response in the brain, making it more likely that they will participate in learning activity.
Our content is delivered online, with an ‘anytime, anywhere’ approach. This means you learn when you need the information, rather than when it’s scheduled as a training course. The just-in-time learning means it’s more likely to be applied or tested immediately, further embedding the knowledge acquired. It’s self-paced. Participants can complete it as quickly as eight weeks!
Our innovative program respects that people are busy and considers the value of iterative learning in cycles. It’s an agile learning program designed to build agile change leadership capability in bite sized chunks.
I want content that hits the mark
When leaders tell us they want to build change capability and agile capability, it became evident that they don’t need to learn the technical aspects of being a change practitioner or a scrum master .
To help leaders identify learning content that will be most relevant, we created this diagram:
The Agile Change Leadership Institute (ACLI) Certificate program is unique in that it overlaps agile, change and leadership. It’s been designed for managers and leaders, but is of use to senior change and project practitioners moving into leadership roles.
Program participants can connect and engage with one another through a ‘cohort only’ private Facebook Group for program participants to connect and engage with one another. If you are a leader looking to stay up to date in this rapidly changing world, with just-in-time iterative learning, this might be just the future-forward program you’re looking for.
This is a capability program for your mindset and your skillset!
If you want to find out a little more, head over to our page for more details.
How to enrol
Our first cohort in August filled fast. Numbers are capped for each monthly cohort. You have 12 months to complete the program. To enrol, simply email the Agile Change Leadership Institute your preferred month.
Together, Lena Ross & Dr Jen Frahm co-founded of the Agile Change Leadership Institute and have developed unique agile learning programs such as Change Pick n Mix and the Certificate of Agile Change Leadership, based on the principles of bite-sized brain friendly learning. They have consulted to and coached clients across numerous industries and geographies with a recent engagement in Silicon Valley. Both continue to operate their own successful consulting practices and have published books on agile and change leadership.